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K967 - Dioptase $ 3500
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.2 x 3.8 x 8 cm


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Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K967a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K967b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K967c.jpg]

Large, gemmy Dioptase crystals on matrix. Crystals reach 1.5cm long. I ofund one micro chip on one edge, otherwise entirely undamaged. I bought this piece from Clive Queit about 20 years ago in Tucson. Beautiful large crystals.


K968 - Copper with Cuprite $ 380
Cole Shaft, Bisbee, Arizona, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 7 x 4 cm


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Copper with Cuprite from Cole Shaft, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K968a.jpg] Copper with Cuprite from Cole Shaft, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K968b.jpg] Copper with Cuprite from Cole Shaft, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K968c.jpg] Copper with Cuprite from Cole Shaft, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K968d.jpg]

Specimen of solid Copper and Cuprite with octahedrons of Cuprite and areas of bright Copper everywhere you look.


K965 - Rhodochrosite $ 2400
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2 cm


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Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K965a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K965b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K965c.jpg]

Crystals of translucent Rhodochroiste over a small bit of Manganite matrix. Undamaged.


K994 - Tsavorite $ 650 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K994a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K994b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K994c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K994d.jpg]

Large single crystal with wide, flat faces and tremendous glassy luster. Nealry undamaged, however chipping on a back face keeps the price way down.


K951 - Barite $ 300 SOLD
Plaka Mines, Laurion, East Attica, Greece
cabinet - 9.5 x 7 x 3.5 cm


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Barite from Plaka Mines, Laurion, East Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/K951a.jpg] Barite from Plaka Mines, Laurion, East Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/K951b.jpg] Barite from Plaka Mines, Laurion, East Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/K951c.jpg]

Cluster of Barite crystals with crystals on both sides. Red Barite is not common worldwide and Laurion is known for some of the best. The historic mines of Laurion have produced a number of fine collectable minerals, and the red Barites are some of the most sought after. A goods sized high quality specimen.


K964 - Cassiterite, Fluorite, Apatite, Quartz $ 1800
Hunan, China
cabinet - 15 x 8.5 x 4 cm


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Cassiterite, Fluorite, Apatite, Quartz from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K964a.jpg] Cassiterite, Fluorite, Apatite, Quartz from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K964b.jpg] Cassiterite, Fluorite, Apatite, Quartz from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K964c.jpg] Cassiterite, Fluorite, Apatite, Quartz from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K964d.jpg] Cassiterite, Fluorite, Apatite, Quartz from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K964e.jpg]

Old Chinese Fluorite specimen from about 20-30 years ago or more when Chinese minerals were first coming out and unfortunately no specific mine name was available. The association with Cassiterite and purple Apatite is unusual. The Fluorite forms somewhat globular crystals to 2.5cm in size and are transparent. The Cassiterite reach 1.5cm and are highly lustrous. Both species are well distributed on the matrix and are undamaged. On the lower right side there are 4 purple Apatite crystals to 8mm in size.


K963 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 450
Berbes, Asturias, Spain
cabinet - 13 x 11 x 6 cm


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Fluorite with Calcite from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K963a.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K963b.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K963c.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K963d.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K963e.jpg]

Large specimen of Transparent cubic Fluorite crystals to 2 cm on front with white Calcite crystals covering the backside. The Fluorite are transparent with a light purple color and have dark purple corners. Ex. Jordi Fabre.


K953 - Sphaerosiderite $ 125
Neunkirchen, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Arnsberg, Westphalia, Germany
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Sphaerosiderite from Neunkirchen, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Arnsberg, Westphalia, Germany [db_pics/pics/K953a.jpg] Sphaerosiderite from Neunkirchen, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Arnsberg, Westphalia, Germany [db_pics/pics/K953b.jpg] Sphaerosiderite from Neunkirchen, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Arnsberg, Westphalia, Germany [db_pics/pics/K953c.jpg]

Botryoidal Sphaerosiderite lining vuggy matrix. Old specimen from the early 1900s.


K889 - Spessartine $ 950
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K889a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K889b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K889c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K889d.jpg]

Large, gemmy complete single Spessartine crystal from the original find near Loliondo. The vast majority were partial crystals or crystals so included they looked almost black. This one has a minimal amount of black inclusions and an overall bright citrus orange color. A side from a few small edge chips, it is totally undamaged with equant form. Weighs 60.87 grams.


K415 - Emerald gemstone $ 200
Colombia
thumbnail - 0.5 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


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Emerald gemstone from Colombia [db_pics/pics/K415a.jpg] Emerald gemstone from Colombia [db_pics/pics/K415b.jpg] Emerald gemstone from Colombia [db_pics/pics/K415c.jpg]

Transparent medium green Emerald gemstone. Good uniform color with a minimum of inclusions. 5mm emerald cut gem. Weighs 0.55 carats.


K831 - Grossular $ 40
Los Gavilanes, Tecate, Baja Norte, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Grossular from Los Gavilanes, Tecate, Baja Norte, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K831a.jpg] Grossular from Los Gavilanes, Tecate, Baja Norte, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K831b.jpg] Grossular from Los Gavilanes, Tecate, Baja Norte, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K831c.jpg] Grossular from Los Gavilanes, Tecate, Baja Norte, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K831d.jpg]

Pink Grossular garnets on matrix from northern Baja California.


K882 - Calcite on Fluorite $ 450
Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3 cm


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Calcite on Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K882a.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K882b.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K882c.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K882e.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K882f.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K882g.jpg]

Calcite crystals to 2.5cm on translucent purple cubes of Fluorite. The smaller Calcites are like gems, and aside from a couple incomplete crystals on the edge, are all undamaged. This is an old piece I've owned for about 45 years.


K869 - Tsavorite with Diopside, Graphite $ 260
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm


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Tsavorite with Diopside, Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K869a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K869b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K869c.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K869d.jpg]

Large, flat Graphite-rich matrix covered by Graphite crystals, Diopside, and gem Tsavorite crystals to 7mm in size. Good larger sized example.


K941 - Brucite $ 300
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
cabinet - 10 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K941a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K941b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K941c.jpg]

Large, thick somewhat pinwheel formation of translucent yellow Brucite on a bit of matrix from recent finds in Pakistan. Undamaged and good from both sides, this is a very thick formation. The Brucite is well crystallized all around, characteristic of open pocket growth and not growth in tight, contacted seams as are most. An excellent example that is just plain more massive than most.


M229 - Quartz $ 150
Narushima, Nagasaki Pref., Japan
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.4 x 0.3 cm


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Quartz from Narushima, Nagasaki Pref., Japan [db_pics/pics/M229a.jpg] Quartz from Narushima, Nagasaki Pref., Japan [db_pics/pics/M229b.jpg] Quartz from Narushima, Nagasaki Pref., Japan [db_pics/pics/M229c.jpg] Quartz from Narushima, Nagasaki Pref., Japan [db_pics/pics/M229d.jpg]

Transparent Japan-twinned Quartz crystal from Japan. Clean and undamaged. Out of an old collection built in the 1970s-80s.
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